Women in Leadership Experience

The 16th annual Women in Leadership Experience (WILE) will occur on March 23, 2019 in Seneca Falls, New York. The retreat offers a tradition of networking and focusing on engaging dialogue among the participants, exploring the perceptions of progress for women, including a look at challenges that different generations and identity groups have faced, and how influences of past and present women leaders can shape your future.

Who is this retreat for?
This retreat is open to all Ithaca College students who are interested in learning more about the historical experiences of women in leadership and how to cultivate women in leadership in the future. This retreat counts as three Leading in a Diverse World sessions in the Student Leadership Institute.

What are the logistics of this event?
This day-long program will feature a visit to the Women's Rights National Historic Park and Museum, a series of discussion sessions, and prominent women leaders sharing their own experiences. Lunch, transportation and all retreat materials are included. There is no fee for attendees. All participants must travel with the group and must attend the program in its entirety. The bus will leave Ithaca College at 9:00am and return to campus at 6:00pm on Saturday, March 23.

How do I apply?

Participants are selected on a first-reserved basis through online registration. Space is limited to 40 participants, so applicants are encouraged to submit their participation forms early. Registration opens on February 1, 2019 and closes when spaces are filled. All applicants will be contacted by e-mail before March 1 with additional information about the retreat. Please note that once you commit to the retreat, you are expected to attend. There is a fee for students who sign up and do not show up on the day of the retreat.

WILE 2018
Participant feedback:

"Thank you for such an amazing event at the Women in Leadership Conference. I learned so much, and it was great to be surrounded by others who care about issues that are incredibly important, not only to me, but to the progression of society. The event was flawlessly planned, and will be something I'll remember for a while. "

-Rebecca Levine, Integrated Marketing Communications student

Contact Information

For additional information about WILE, please contact Michele Lenhart.